Monthly Archives: February 2019


Learning the Iron Condor Option Strategy

While I have been selling naked puts for a few years now, I haven't really implemented any other options strategies on any kind of regular basis.  When I first learned about naked puts from a friend I dove head first into the topic, teaching myself about other strategies such as the bear/bull spreads, strangles, straddles and even the move that Madoff claimed he was using, the split strike.  I found the other strategies, besides the spread, weren't really a good fit for me.  They each offered a complication and risk beyond what I was willing to take on the sale/short side (I [...]

By |2019-03-03T14:39:09-04:00February 19th, 2019|Options|0 Comments

February 2019 Undervalued Dividend Growth Investment Screen and Purchase

We are into another month, so it is time for me to try and find another lot or two of possibly undervalued stocks that have increased their dividend payments to their owners for 20 or more years.  While I am a long, long ways away, the eventual goal of this account is to eventually be turn on another income stream when it is needed. Screening for Undervalued Dividend Growth Companies Dividend Growth History The very first hurdle that a company has to pass is whether it has increased its dividend for 20 or more years.  I am looking to build a sustainable [...]

By |2019-02-11T16:20:27-04:00February 11th, 2019|Dividend Investment Portfolio|2 Comments

3 Clever Ways to Make Money While You Shop

Online shopping is convenient, easy, and requires very little effort. No matter if you’re shopping for protein bars, clothes, or pet food, you’re sure to find it in the vast online marketplace. Another perk of shopping online is that with the right apps and websites, you can actually make money when buying your favorite products! These days, getting paid to shop isn’t just for personal shoppers. In fact, there are many different ways you can actually make money after spending it. If you’re serious about making your hard earned dollars go even further, this is the blog post for you. Keep reading [...]

By |2019-02-11T15:36:18-04:00February 11th, 2019|Random|0 Comments

I Can’t Begin to Fathom the Enforcement of a Wealth Tax

Depending on how the 2020 election goes which is a long, long time away this post will likely not age very well, but it has been on my mind nonetheless.  I believe that the Annual Wealth Tax is an absurdly ridiculous pipe dream.  I won't being to discuss the constitutionality because, to be quite frank, I don't think I would even know where to begin.  The reason that the tax won't work is because the enforcement is going to be absolutely a shit show. What is Warren's Wealth Tax As part of her presidential campaign, Elizabeth Warren has proposed taxing the ultra [...]

By |2019-02-23T21:57:57-04:00February 7th, 2019|Taxes|0 Comments

Net Worth Update February 2019

I have been keeping track of my net worth and sharing my gains and losses on here for years.  Honestly, I can't believe how long it took me to start tracking my net worth.  I am not sure how many people actually track their assets and debts outside of the personal finance world, but I am sure that if more people did the state of America's finances would be in a better place. Thoughts Before Calculating: I usually have a feeling as to how my family has done over the past month.  The past few updates were rough mainly due to end of year spending and the atrocious [...]

By |2019-02-23T22:01:25-04:00February 1st, 2019|Personal Situation|4 Comments